Wednesday 20 October 2010

Private John Robert McCoid

Born on 2 September 1877 in Percy Township, Northumberland County, Ontario - husband of Annie Beatrice McCoid, Picton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Picton, Ontario; trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 155th Battalion, CEF, in Picton, Ontario, on 20 May 1916 (number 637155) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - killed in action on 30 October 1917 - buried in Dochy Farm New British Cemetery (grave IV.E.26), Belgium.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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